18 April 2012

Video: Necking between two giraffes ends with a knockout!

"Necking" is pretty common way of fighting between male giraffes and is used to establish dominance. In such a fight, giraffes are usually swinging their heads at one another and the one that can hold itself more erect wins the fight. In most cases the fights are looking way more dangerous than they acutally are, but sometimes necking can also turn violent and the giraffes start to land heavy blows with their horns against their opponent.  Kudos National Geographic Wild for the video footage!

I have seen male giraffes fighting, or "necking", but I have actually never seen a giraffe getting knocked out and fall in a fight. Have you ever seen it?

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